I was wondering about BSGE as I have seen this being mentioned a few times and after visiting their website I am still confused. Really sorry if I come across as being stupid...generally, i don't think I am (hmm!).
I've initially been referred to a gynaecologist/specialist after we have been trying for a baby for more than 2 years. After completing a customary questionnaire the specialist did not think twice and announced me that I have endometriosis which has been confirmed with my first subsequent laparoscopy. The pain never stopped, not even after another two laparoscopies with I did with a different specialist.
I now have reasons to believe that I actually have adnemyosis however in the meantime I am awaiting a date for a fourth laparoscopy to remove my left ovary which is stuck to the bowel and is badly damaged and inflated. Apart from the demonic pain I get with my period (usually 3 days of complete agony plus other 5 days of pre-period feeling and cramps) I am now experiencing piercing pain on the left-hand side only. Most of the time I get this at ovulation time but lately I am experiencing this at other times in the cycle (now is just in the last few days of the bleed). Because the ovary is stuck to the bowel, I need to have the lap done by my gyneo and by a bowel specialist which is proving tricky to get a date for as they don't seem to have a day when they are both in the same hospital and available.
Anyway...i keep seeing this BSGE and I am wondering if I have been having all these operations through the wrong people. The closest BSGE is in Worcester (I've been treated in Cheltenham before) but how do I get to see a specialist in Worcester? Is it down to my GP to give me a referral? Why didn't they recommend that to me before? Could I just pay for an appointment without the GP referral?
Thanks everyone x